Bertha, Mexicali Blues, Scarlet Begonias, Black Throated Wind, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Peggy-O, Jack Straw, Loser, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Playin' In The Band Phil & Ned*, Ship of Fools, Big River, Loose Lucy, Me & My Uncle, It Must Have Been The Roses, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow-> Wharf Rat-> U.S. Blues, Sugar Magnolia, E: Casey Jones
AUDMC > DAT > WAV > SHN Recorded by Jerry Moore w/ 2 AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck.
Maxell UD-120 cassettes, with Dolby B ON. Analog > DAT transfer by Mark Cohen DAT > SHN/CD by Noah Weiner
October 26, 2017 Subject:
as if present still! and grateful.
I was all of 13 years when I was at this show. I remember parts of it as vividly now as anything from that time of my life. Being a kid - and this being in a the cavernous convention center (where a googleplex of hospitals and medical centers now stands in west philly), I remember standing just off stage to the side and taking in the spectacle, free to roam around, the colors, the everyday-ness of the guys in the band just ... playing ... Playing in the Band, US Blues ... I'm amazed how well you can hear and feel the ambience of the space, almost the physical dimensions of it (being very different and more resonant than a seated concert hall) in this recording. Grateful for this recording and grateful to have been there and then to be here - and both at the same time, some 40 years plus later. Besides the fact that I think this is just an awesome show anyway. Thanks <3
can anyone please tell me which version of Jack Straw, US Blues and Scarlet are the ones on Dicks Picks Vol.31? These songs were played on both 8/4/74 and 8/5/74
August 26, 2010 Subject:
Good, classic show typical of the Wall of Sound Era. Best tunes for me were the super long Playin' and, of course, the full Weather Report Suite. Definitely worth a listen...
August 9, 2010 Subject:
great 74 show here, classic songs and great setlist for both of em, love the end of the 2nd, us blues is great in 74, overall great show
July 5, 2008 Subject:
Why did I enjoy the first over the second?
It's recorded by the same Moore. Granted the second night has the far more interesting 'Scarlet' and a hard-chargin 'Around.'
Maybe it's for the that aching minimalist "Peggy." The cohesive 'Jack' that beckoned to be stretched further. Jerry's noodling during 'El Paso.' Those few extra desperate notes of 'Wharf.'
Regardless, the swirl of sounds collected added up to a more pleasing experience. Recommended!
December 1, 2006 Subject:
This is a very slow and sweet version. I love it!
September 24, 2005 Subject:
what a show!
I was there, 31 years ago, 8/4/74, Philly Civic Center - incredible show - the Dead were touring with the infamous "wall of sound" pa system, a huge setup that usually took half of the 1st set to get right, so by the 4th or 5th tune the vocals got clearer & the overall sound felt right. That was the most intricate pa that any band had ever used, but it filled the hall like nothing you ever heard before. The show was one of those extra long ones that showcased the band's amazingly varied repertoire. The new tunes from "Mars Hotel" were very well done, & the "Weather Report Suite" was, well, SWEET. Jerry Moore was well known for making great tapes, & I have cassette dubs of the originals. This, of course, is better. The transfer is excellent, and considering the original source (UD-120s, in the audience), I consider the sound quality to be as good as can be expected. Fantastic show, very nicely reproduced. Brings back great memories......